SPAB archive volunteer, Gillian Goodridge remembers a summertime visit to St Enodoc’s Church in Cornwall, beloved of poet and campaigner John Betjeman.
It’s not Sutton Hoo, but archaeology trials uncovered artefacts which add to the developing story of our medieval building.
John Ruskin was born on this day in 1819. Dr Peter Burman, architectural historian, reflects on the importance of this founding member of the SPAB.
In anticipation of a talk in March on their collaboration, we looked to our archives to explore John Piper’s involvement in the establishment of our Betjeman Award over 30 years ago, to honour his friend’s love of ancient churches.
The first John Betjeman Award in Ireland recognises sensitive external stonework conservation.